Adhering to a client’s specific requirements makes for a quality production
Many times, the jobs that Metro Teleproductions is hired for come with detailed and specific technical requirements that must be met. While some may find these strictures limiting, we appreciate the clarity they provide for achieving a quality outcome. Often, MTI becomes the on-location extension of the hiring company; we’re on the scene when they cannot be. And so we act to uphold that company’s standards.
A recent job for BTV Business Television out of Vancouver, Canada, proved to be just such a case. BTV specializes in financial news, CEO interviews, and company profiles. The assignment was an interview with Dan Wasyluk, the CEO of Blockchain Foundry Inc., at his office in Gaithersburg, Md. BTV producer Josh Tizel would conduct the interview remotely over a Zoom link.
BTV sent MTI precise instructions on what it needed for this show. That included exact time-code options, the exact recording and video formats to use, how to get the resulting footage to the client (via Dropbox, in this case), how to position the interview subject on camera, and even fashion choices. (The subject should avoid sunglasses, solid whites, bright colors, or busy fabrics.)
Turning Tech Specs Into An Appealing Video Production
MTI’s Greg Fabic was behind the camera for this shoot, working the checklist to frame the subject correctly, and, always, doubling the audio feed, with both a lavalier and a boom microphone.
The camera was the reliable Sony F7 Mark II, with a trio of Amaran 200 lights in softboxes creating an appealing, balanced image that looks great over Zoom.
Like any good recipe, the final result usually depends on how well you follow the instructions. And Metro Teleproductions is pleased to note that everyone was well satisfied with our production.
If you have a particular need for a video production or webcast, don’t hesitate to contact us.Metro Teleproductions, offering video production in the Washington, D.C., area for 20+ years, is owned and operated by Dave Lilling with creativity, reliability and professional excellence. Contact Dave at 301-608-9077 or firstname.lastname@example.org for video production success!